Management Team

Management Team

Carlos Ruiz Sacristán

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Chairman of IEnova
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Carlos Ruiz Sacristán has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IEnova and President of Sempra North America Infrastructure since September 2018. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for IEnova in 2012-2018, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy in 2007-2012. Carlos Ruiz Sacristán served as Secretary of Communications and Transportation in Mexico during the president Ernesto Zedillo administration in 1994-2000. Previously he held several posts at the Banco de México (the Mexican Central Bank) in 1974-1988, the Treasury Department in 1988-1992, and at Pemex in 1994. Carlos Ruiz Sacristán holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and an MBA from Northwestern University in Chicago. He currently serves on the Boards of Southern Copper Corp, Banco Ve Por Más, S.A de C.V, Grupo Creatica, S.A de C.V, and on the Technical Committees of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Museum and of the Museo Nacional de Energía y Tecnología.

Tania Ortiz Mena

Chief Executive Officer
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Tania Ortiz Mena has been serving as Chief Executive Officer for IEnova since September 2018 and has served on the Board of Directors since January 2019. Prior to her appointment as CEO, she served as Chief Development Officer for IEnova, heading both the Business Development and the Commercial divisions in 2016-2018. Tania began her career at IEnova in 2000, having held positions as General Manager, Project Director, Director for Government and Regulation Affairs, Chief Foreign Affairs Officer, and Chief Foreign Affairs and Business Development Officer. In 1994-1999, Tania worked at PMI, a Pemex subsidiary, as Deputy Commercial Manager for Refined Products, heading the international trade of heavy oil products.

Tania holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Tania was recently appointed as Independent Boardmember of the Mexican Stock Exchange, and Member of the Corporate Practices Committee of the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores), Board Member of the Mexican Natural Gas Association (Asociación Mexicana de Gas Natural), Board Member of the World Energy Council - Mexico Chapter, member of the Mexican Council for International Relations. In 2015-2016, Tania was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Asociación Mexicana de Gas Natural. In addition, she served on the Consulting Council of the Energy Regulatory Comission.

Manuela ("Nelly") Molina

Chief Financial Officer
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Nelly Molina is IEnova's Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. Previously, Nelly was Vice President of Finance from 2010 to 2017. Before joining IEnova, Nelly was Vice President of Finance at El Paso Corporation in Mexico from 2001 to 2010. Prior to El Paso Corporation (Mexico), Nelly was General Manager of Kinder Morgan (Mexico) at the first natural gas distribution company in Hermosillo, Sonora from 1997 to 2001.

Nelly is currently the chairman of the Issuers Committee of the Mexican Stock Exchange and board member of the International Chamber of Commerce Mexico. In 2015, Nelly was national president of the Mexican Institute of Finance. Nelly also was an independent board member of the Mexico International Airport Project and she is board member and founder investor of NatGas Querétaro.

Nelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Universidad de Sonora and a master’s degree in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

René Buentello Carbonell

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
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René Buentello has been IEnova’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since September 2018. Previously he served as Chief Legal Counsel from 2016 to 2018, Vice President and General Counsel from 2014 to 2016 and General Counsel from 2010 to 2014. René Buentello began his corporate lawyer career at the industrial division of Grupo Carso, where he served as Legal Manager at Grupo Nacobre and Grupo Aluminio and Alternate Secretary and Secretary, respectively, of the Board of Directors of those companies from 1990 to 2002, and later he joined PEMEX, where he served in various positions in the transportation and logistical areas of Pemex-Gas and Pemex-Refining from 2002 to 2008. Subsequently, he served as Business Development Director at El Paso Corporation in Mexico from 2008 to 2010. RenéBuentello holds a law degree and graduate degrees in Economic and Corporate Law, Commercial Law and International Finance Law, all from the Universidad Panamericana.

Abraham Zamora Torres

Chief Sustainability, Corporate and Public Affairs Officer
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Abraham Zamora Torres has been IEnova's Chief Sustainability, Corporate and Public Affairs Officer since December 2018. Before joining IEnova he worked as Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2018, Chief Executive Officer in the National Bank of Public Works and Services (BANOBRAS) from 2015 to 2017, and Head of the Economic Productivity Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit from 2013 to 2015. From 2006 to 2013, Abraham served as Chief Corporate and Industry Affairs Officer at Aeromexico and as President of the National Air Transportation Association from 2011 to 2013. Between 1991 and 2004 he held several positions at Mexican Public Administration, including within the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit and the Ministry of Communications and Transportation. Abraham Zamora holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and has two master degrees in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University and Political Economy from University of Essex.

Jesús Córdoba Domínguez

Chief Engineering & Construction Officer
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Jesús Córdoba has been IEnova's Chief Engineering & Construction Officer since May 2016. Previously he served as the Vice President of Engineering & Construction from 2012 to 2016 and Director of Operations and Transportation from 2010 to 2012. Jesús Córdoba worked for El Paso Corporation in Mexico as Project Manager for Subsidiaries from 2001 to 2010 and as Superintendent of Contracts with TransCanada Pipelines in Mexico from 1998 to 2001. Jesús has 37 years of experience in infrastructure project execution, including 18 year of experience in project management in the construction industry in Mexico. Jesús Córdoba has a bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad La Salle, specializing in project management.

Juan Rodríguez Castañeda

Chief Natural Gas Operating Officer
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Juan Rodriguez Castañeda has been IEnova's Chief Natural Gas Operating Officer since September 2018. Previously he served as the Company’s Chief Corporate Affairs & Human Resources officer from May 2016 to 2018 and Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources from 2014 to 2016. Before joining IEnova he worked for 10 years in the aviation sector, where he served as Chief Corporate & Industry Affairs Officer from 2013 to 2014, Chief Human Resources Officer from 2010 to 2013 in Aeromexico, Chief Executive Officer in SEAT, currently Aeromexico Servicios in 2010 and Chief Executive Officer in Aeromexpress currently Aeromexico Cargo from 2004 to 2010. Juan Rodriguez Castañeda also served in the Mexican Public Administration from 1988 to 2004 including posts within the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Secretary of Communication and Transportation (SCT), PEMEX, as well as the Office of the Presidency, his most relevant positions were Chief of Staff for three Secretaries and General Coordinator of Planning at the Secretary of Communication and Transportation. Juan Rodriguez Castañeda holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Carlos Francisco Barajas Sandoval

Chief Power and Storage Operating Officer
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Carlos Barajas has been Chief Power and Storage Operating Officer since September 2018. Previously he served as IEnova’s Chief Operating officer from 2016 to 2018, Vice President of Operations from 2013 to 2016 and Vice President of Gas in 2013. Before joining IEnova, Carlos Barajas worked for LNG's Terminal in Altamira as General Director from 2007 to 2013; Director of Business Development for Shell Mexico from 2005 to 2007, Commercial Director for InterGen Mexico from 200 to 2005 and Commercial Manager for Energía Mayakan from 1997 to 2000. Carlos Barajas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in 1992 and a Master's Degree in Engineering from British Columbia University in 2000 and a Master's Degree in Business and Economics from the Universidad Anáhuac in 2007.

Carlos Mauer

Chief Development Officer
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Carlos Mauer serves as IEnova’s Chief Development Officer. In this role he is in charge of leading the energy infrastructure development initiatives of IEnova. Prior to this position, Carlos was Vice President - South America for Sempra Energy. In that role, Mauer was responsible for Sempra’s investments in Chile and Peru as well as leading business development efforts in the region. Mauer has also served as Vice president of the board of directors of Chilquinta Energia and Luz del Sur.

Mauer joined Sempra in 2002 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of business development, financial planning and asset management. He started his career in Sempra as commercial manager for Sempra Mexico.

Mauer has extensive experience in the energy industry, especially in the gas and electric infrastructure segments in the US and Latin America.

Earlier in his career, Mauer was involved in international trading operations of crude oil and petroleum products for Petroleos Mexicanos Internacional (PMI) based in Mexico City and London.

Mauer has a degree in chemical engineering and management from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico.


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